CATC Design School

Established in 1982, CATC Design School (previously known as Commercial Arts Training College) is now one of Australia’s largest private vocational design schools with courses available in the fields of graphic design, interior design and photography. At CATC the focus is on the individual student, industry relevance and new ideas. Lecturers at CATC Design School are industry practitioners and vastly experienced in their areas of expertise. With full-time, part-time and distance learning options available, students have every opportunity to become leading designers or photographers. CATC Design School teaches project based practical and hands-on skills in a studio environment. Campuses are located in Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane and the Gold Coast, or study online from anywhere in Australia.

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For course and enrolment information please visit the CATC website or call 1300 66 11 11 to speak to a Course and Careers Adviser.
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Unhappy student, Australia
Have done the graphic design diploma and not happy- Don't trust them. The course is too basic and it will not teach you enough skills for a proper job. Always tells us to use google to search for web tutorials or examples, which is not ok when I am paying expensive fees. Unless you can't motivate yourself, you don't need this course.
Natalie, Brisbane
I started a diploma in photoimaging. I never finished it because of the constant ongoing problems with their portal, non existent support, discouragement and apathy from teachers, lack of care from management, lack of interest and general poor organisational skills. I had 3 months of weekly trouble because of their online system. The distance subject I did required you to log in and ask for help if you had trouble. I had so much trouble with the system, so many students complained and I never got one phone call returned,never got one email replied to and when I complained it didn't make any difference. I also had to share the class with 17 year old who talked during class and spent the whole class time on Facebook. I also had a teacher discourage me from doing well by telling me my assignments were "too good" and to spend less time on them. A confusing, hurtful and stressful experience. It doesn't get a rating.
Student , sydney
I graduated from the interior design diploma in 2011. The school was good in the first year of the course but the second year is just a rip off. Poor structure of lessons and poor career support.
Campus Locations
CATC Design School Brisbane Campus Campus
10 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006
CATC Design School Sydney Campus Campus
Level 4, 1-5 Hickson Road, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW, 2000
CATC Design School Melbourne Campus Campus
595 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
CATC Design School Gold Coast Campus Campus
Level 2, 9 Bay Street, Southport, QLD, 4215